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Forum topic by Chris posted 09-26-2011 07:15 AM 1645 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris

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09-26-2011 07:15 AM

Hello i am an eastern North Carolinian and i am looking for smaller pieces of both green and petrified Texas Mesquite wood. I want some green limbs in the 2-4” range and approximately 10” in length would be ideal. I would love to get a medium or large flat rate box of this stuff.

In addition, i am also hunting for some pieces of petrified Texas Mesquite, i am fully aware that this stuff is all over the place out there amongst those groves of Mesquite and on the ranches for i have myself spent time in Texas. Some pieces similar to the piece of petrified Texas Mesquite crotch in the photo below, would be excellent.

Just email me with your pricing and such.

Thanks guys, Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com


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Deanotex

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 07:56 AM

I have a bunch of mesquite but none is either green or petrified. Honestly I have never seen it petrified. I have some beautiful burl and some pretty highly figured regular mesquite. It is all at least 4-5 years old and plenty settled and dry. Let me know how big of pieces you are looking for and if any of this interests you. I would be glad to put you a box together if I have it. Not worried about money. You can send me some wood or something neat in return.

-- " You may all go to He'll, and I will go to Texas.". Davy Crockett

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tenontim

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 01:32 PM

Chris, when it cools off here, in about a month or so, I have some mesquite trees that I’m going to be cutting out. If you’re looking for small pieces of green stuff for your duck calls, I should be able to help you out. I’ll favorite this thread so I’ll remember.

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Chris

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#3 posted 09-27-2011 02:11 AM

Tenontim, that sounds like an excellent idea. Actually i’m not going to be using the wood for my duck calls. However, the green wood limbs and petrified wood will be used for some other ongoing project of mine. But yes, to your offer, absolutely i could still use some of it after harvest.

If this wouldn’t be too much to ask, is there anyway you could anchorseal the wood’s ends if there will be a slight delay in shipment? I hate to ask this but then again if the shipment were delayed due to whatever reasons and i were to receive it checked and cracked, i wouldn’t be able to utilize the wood for what it is that i need it for.

2.5”-4” diameter limbs approx. 8-10” long or whatever lengths will readily fit into a medium or large flat rate box. Just send me a quote via private message including the shipping of a USPS medium or large flat rate box.

Thanks a million. Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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Chris

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#4 posted 07-25-2014 10:57 AM

bump…..still trying to get some of this wood. Yes, the original post was regarding petrified and I still want some crotches of that but I am still looking some green wood, would be fine, in the rough. But what would be ideal, is some dried limbs with approximately 1.5” of heartwood at the least. That would be ideal.

I appreciate anything that you all can do for me.

Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#5 posted 07-25-2014 06:06 PM

I could help you out, but it would have to be closer to hunting season.
The Hill Country is a good source for Mesquite. It really is an intrusive species and a lot of efforts are underway to try to control its spread (with not much luck). Anyway, that is where I hunt most every year and it is bountiful.
I will add this link to my watchlist.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Chris

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 08:21 PM



I could help you out, but it would have to be closer to hunting season.
The Hill Country is a good source for Mesquite. It really is an intrusive species and a lot of efforts are underway to try to control its spread (with not much luck). Anyway, that is where I hunt most every year and it is bountiful.
I will add this link to my watchlist.

- timbertailor

Oh cool, thank you so very much. I love the hill country, shouldn’t have any issues in your hunting success up there…God, Texas is just a beautiful state.

I do appreciate so very much your generosities and your offer sir. I really, really do.

Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 02:59 PM

Chris, did you find your wood? Petrified wood is just that, rock, but whats shown in the pic is just and old piece of root. The best mesquite to work is old like that. Your looking at two small logs for a frb, how bout I prepare a larger package and send it FedEx? Whats the finished dimensions of your project?

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 05:24 PM

How is the term “petrified” being used in this context ? Is there a meaning I am not aware of ?

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 06:30 AM

Blue Sting Ray Boots, No I never did obtain any wood. Ok, so its not petrified then I suppose. I have seemingly labeled the above something that it was not. —> I called it that because those pieces I picked up when I was in Texas were surely weathered and hard as nails.

I am still looking some of the old, seasoned crotches very similar to what I have in the picture above. You call them roots of Mesquite, not quite sure about that one. You may know more about the species than I do but it really feels and looks like the crotch from a ‘trunk to limb’ juncture.

The reason that I placed this inquiry out here in the first place is because these crotches as seen above were so readily available in the wild brush country where I went strolling (southwest Texas near the Rio Grande) Now that having been said, I totally understand that Texas is a huge state and the climatic conditions and landscape are not the same across the state as they were in that area, which was conducive obviously for creating those beauties. I never went into all of that detail when making the post, I was just relying on the readers of various areas to make that call.

Yes, I would still love to obtain some of the weathered crotches, as many as 6-8 would be ideal. I do not however, need the logs any longer. I ended up purchasing some wood from some other gentlemen while waiting and those monies allocated for the logs in the rough are depleted.

Thanks so much for everyone’s help. Thank you BlueStingRayBoots for going out of your way to assist. I do appreciate your time and energies.

Yonak: The context is just highly weathered wood, yet not rotted and very, very hard. seemingly with very little moisture content left. May not meet the definition perse’ of petrified, perhaps I should actually read it, but I just labeled it that at the time—-shot off the hip I guess.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 06:49 PM

I guess mesquite trees in the north part of Texas are cleared and thats where root pieces would come from. I think Velvet mesquite is the hardest and it would certainly fit the description of rock hard. I have honey mesquite.

i can strap this root clump to a pallet if you like. i can cut off the trunk and leave the roots, ship it fedex.

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 10:16 PM

Nigh! not wanting that…I have no use for it. I just wanted ones like I showed in the picture.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#12 posted 08-02-2014 01:23 AM

contact dozer 326, he is here on LJ. I believe Arizona mesquite is velvet and grows more burly and narely.

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